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Billy Price
Billy  Price

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Austintown, Ohio

High School:
Fitch

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 312

Position:
OL

05/25/2017

Nearing 3.00, Team’s Spring Semester GPA Highest in 8 Years

Team had a spring semester GPA of 2.92 with 44 players at or above a 3.00 GPA

05/22/2017

Billy Price, Tyquan Lewis & Sam Hubbard on Watch Lists

Rimington Trophy selects Price to its preseason list; Lott IMPACT Trophy tabs Lewis & Hubbard

12/14/2016

2016 Ohio State Football All-American Tracker

Stay up to date on the Buckeyes as All-American lists are released

12/12/2016

More First-Team All-America Honors for Elflein, Hooker & Samuel

Elflein & Hooker have been named to seven first teams; Samuel is now on two

12/08/2016

Elflein & Hooker Named 1st-Team Walter Camp All-Americans

Billy Price, Raekwon McMillan and Cameron Johnston earn second-team honors

10/21/2016

No. 2 Ohio State at Penn State

The Buckeyes travel to Penn State to take on the Nittany Lions in a primetime B1G matchup.

10/01/2016

No. 2 Ohio State vs. Rutgers

Scenes from the Buckeyes' Big Ten opener against the Scarlet Knights.

09/03/2016

No. 6 Ohio State vs. Bowling Green

Scenes from the Buckeyes' season opener at Ohio Stadium on September 3, 2016

04/16/2016

LiFE Sports Spring Game

Ohio State Football concludes spring practice with the LiFE Sports Spring Game at Ohio Stadium on April 16, 2016.

Ohio State Overview: Billy Price is a returning first-team All-American and all-Big Ten Conference performer who will be one of the top centers in the nation and a Rimington Award candidate ... he is following the trail blazed in 2016 by teammate Pat Elflein in moving from guard to center as a senior ... Price is a fifth-year senior who has started every game the past three seasons, including the 2014 campaign when Ohio State won the inaugural College Football Playoff national championship ... he is the unquestioned leader along an offensive line that returns four of five starters from a year ago ... he graduated in May 2017 with his degree in business administration with a specialization in operations management.

Notable: Price has started 41 consecutive games and he is on pace to break Luke Fickell's school record for starts and consecutive starts of 50, set between 1993-96 ... Pat Elflein has played in the most games for an Ohio State football player: 55.

Honors & Awards:
2016: First-team All-American (American Football Coaches Association), first-team All-Big Ten (coaches and media), Team captain
2015: Third-team All-Big Ten (coaches)
2014: Academic All-Big Ten Conference, OSU Scholar-Athlete
2013: OSU Scholar-Athlete

2016 Season (Junior): For the third consecutive year, Price started every game for the Buckeyes to increase his total to 41 games played and 41 starts ... he was a leader - he was voted one of the team's captains - and one of two first-team All-Americans along the offensive line that also featured three first-year starters ... the unit helped the Buckeyes lead the Big Ten in rushing at 245.2 yards per game and rank 11th nationally ... Ohio State also led the Big Ten in total offense for the third time in four years, and it included a school-record 776 yards of total offense against Bowling Green ... the team's offensive line unit was also one of three nationally selected as a finalist for the Joe Moore Offensive Line of the Year Award ... before the season, Price travelled to Jamaica as part of the Athletic Department's Soles4Souls program, immersing himself in the Jamaican culture while being exposed to the impact on a community that giving a pair of shoes to those in need can have ... and in July he spent a week interning at the headquarters of NIKE, in Beaverton, Ore. 

2015 Season (Sophomore): Price started every game for the second consecutive season, 13 in all for the 12-1 Buckeyes … he was part of an offensive line unit that helped Ohio State lead the Big Ten in rushing at 245.2 yards per game and finish second in scoring and third in total offense … the Buckeyes had three 300-yard rushing games, including a season-best 369 yards vs. Michigan which ranks as the most yards gained rushing by Ohio State ever vs. Michigan … Price was named third-team all-Big Ten by the conference coaches and honorable mention all-Big Ten by the media.

2014 Season (Freshman): After a red-shirt season in 2013, Price stepped into the starting lineup at one of the guard positions and proceeded to start all 15 games at guard for the College Football Playoff national champions ... and this was after spending much of the 2014 spring season practicing at center ... Price started the first three games of the season at right guard and then moved to left guard, where started the final 12 games ... his play improved considerably as he gained experience and as the season wore on, and he was credited with making key blocks for critical touchdowns in crucial games: by J.T. Barrett vs. Penn State and Ezekiel Elliott vs. Alabama ... Price was named a second-team freshman All-America by both Phil Steele and Athlon's ... his play helped the Buckeyes rank ninth nationally with 264.4 rushing yards per game.

More on Billy: Price was the Associated Press’s 2012 Division I co-defensive player of the year in the state of Ohio (along with teammates Gareon Conley and Tracy Sprinkle) and a first-team all-state pick … a consensus four-star prospect (ESPN, Rivals, 247Sports, Scout) … rated among the top 200 players on the Rivals 250 and a member of the ESPN 300, Price was the third Buckeye to commit to the Class of 2013 with his decision coming Feb. 13, 2012 … rated as the No. 17 defensive tackle nationally by 247Sports and No. 21 by Scout … helped Fitch to a 9-2 record in 2012 and to the state playoffs … also helped Fitch to the state playoffs in 2010 with a 10-2 record and again in 2011 … was named first-team all-state as a junior when he recorded 40 tackles with three sacks, 10 TFLs and an interception … coached by Phil Annarella … placed seventh in the discus at the 2012 Ohio outdoor state track and field meet after placing sixth in the shot and second in the weight throw indoors … is the son of Bill Price and Pam & Dave Lescsak … has two younger siblings: Savannah and Andrew.